Journal article

Questionnaire survey on the use of rotary nickel-titanium endodontic instruments by Australian dentists

P Parashos, HH Messer

International Endodontic Journal | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2004

Abstract

AIM: To ascertain the extent of the adoption and use of rotary nickel-titanium (NiTi) instruments and techniques in general dental practice and specialist endodontic practice in Australia in 2001. METHODOLOGY: A questionnaire survey comprising 43 questions was developed by first creating questions, then pilot testing with 10 postgraduate students in endodontics, followed by a final revision. The final series of questions covered demographics, patterns of rotary NiTi usage, issues associated with NiTi usage and training in NiTi use. The sampling frame was 908, comprising 64 endodontists and 844 general dentists. RESULTS: The overall response rate was 87%. Rotary NiTi instruments were used by ..

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